For some reason, I woke up in an energetic and cheery mood, on my own at 6:30 AM. Who is this person, I thought, as I skipped to the shower and picked out the cutest outfit I could find. What is it this morning that made me so happy? Maybe it was the fact that my running injury, a pinched nerve in my back, was feeling slightly better today. Maybe it was the fact that when I stepped outside, the weather was warm, and I realized what a beautiful neighborhood I live in, in NYC.
Or maybe it was the fact that, on this particular morning, I encountered my neighbor's ADORABLE bulldog, who has the wiggliest butt.
The sun was peeking out from behind this building, as if to welcome me to this beautiful day.
Maybe it was because I had a wonderful breakfast...some fresh fruit from the fruit cart on one of the corners of my neighborhood.
Or was it because my Skinny Vanilla Latte from the almighty Starbucks was extra tasty this AM?
Whatever was causing this magnificent morning merriment (yeah I've had awesome alliteration skills since my days as a poet in 3rd grade), I was loving it. And it was because I was cherishing the little things as opposed to sweating the small stuff (there it is again).
Not looking forward to the long day ahead this AM? Put on your favorite necklace, pet a random dog on the street, or just smile. Your mind and body will thank you. :-)